Lincroft Academy Design and technology (X582)

Postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS)

Accredited body
The Cambridge Partnership
Financial support
Bursaries and student finance are available if you’re eligible
Qualification
PGCE with QTS

A postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS) will allow you to teach in state schools in England and may allow you to teach in other parts of the UK.

It may also allow you to teach overseas, though you should always check what qualifications are needed in the country you’d like to teach in.

Many PGCE courses include credits that count toward a Master’s degree.

Age range
11 to 18
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
11 October 2022
Date course starts
September 2023
Website
http://www.pilgrimpartnership.org

Contents

Course summary

Trainees on the School Direct (Tuition Fee) route will be working in a classroom with an experienced appointed mentor. You will have at least one meeting a week.

Trainees will spend most of their year based in a school for four days a week and then attend training on a Monday. Every other Monday will be a subject specific training day. The training sessions will be led by expert practitioners, some of whom work in our excellent partner schools along with regular training from a subject specialist. Both will support you to develop your knowledge, skills and understanding of teaching lessons effectively in a secondary school across all key stages, where applicable.

As part of the programme trainees will complete a contrasting school placement and attend focus days to enhance your expertise and understanding of SEND and other specialist areas of education.

A programme of continuous formative assessment of trainees’ subject knowledge and ability to teach, as recorded within the portfolio, culminates in a rigorous assessment of the Teachers’ Standards for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) as specified by the Department for Education (DfE). As an accredited provider, the partnership recommends trainees, on successful completion of their training programme for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Trainees will also study for a PGCE alongside QTS.

School placements

Trainees will have two school placements in addition to other placements visits during the programme and will be supported by mentors and the Pilgrim Partnership.

Trainees will be allocated a school taking into account where they live and their individual needs. The school will be either 11-16 age range or 11 to 18.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree, or equivalent.

Your degree subject should be in design and technology or a similar subject. Otherwise you’ll need to prove your subject knowledge in some other way.

Grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths, or equivalent qualification.

We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English or maths.

The Pilgrim Partnership will accept equivalent GCSE qualifications in English, maths and science by a recognised third party. As an exam will incur a cost please contact us to make sure the awarding body is acceptable.

Personal qualities

The Pilgrim Partnership, working with The Cambridge Partnership as the accredited provider, and its partners are looking for ambitious trainee teachers who are passionate and enthusiastic about working with children. The programme is challenging, and so we are looking for candidates with a wide range of skills, knowledge, experiences and an aptitude for teaching.

Other requirements

  • Declaration of any convictions
  • An Enhanced DBS Disclosure will be required following an offer of a place
  • A satisfactory health questionnaire will be required following an offer of a place
  • Satisfactory clearance for registration
  • Attend induction day
  • Provide original of your GCSE certificate in English Language, science and mathematics confirming your grades meet the entry requirements for teacher training

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2023 to 2024 are £9,250.

About the training provider

Lincroft Academy is the lead school for the School Direct one year courses leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with a PGCE. We work in partnership with The Pilgrim Partnership, and The Cambridge Partnership as the accredited provider, and pride ourselves in being able to offer a personalised training programme with a journey that begins as soon as you contact us. We will guide you all the way, from ‘just thinking about teaching’, getting your first job, to offering you advice and guidance about your continuing career development.

We offer a variety of training programmes to suit individual needs. If you are interested in working with children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), The Pilgrim Partnership work with a number of Special Schools.

With us, you will be choosing a Lead School and a provider with a proven track record for producing outstanding teachers for schools within our partnership which covers Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Milton Keynes and beyond.

Trainee experiences are designed to meet individual needs from the start of the course, encouraging them to progress quickly and effectively into skilled practitioners.

Our courses are highly effective in nurturing the talents of future generations of outstanding teachers. We believe in fostering reflective, self-assured trainees who are confident in questioning and rationalising their progress and ability as teachers throughout their course.

Trainees will be trained in a highly supportive and aspirational environment, and will develop the rigour, professional knowledge, understanding and skills necessary for teaching.

Interview process

Candidates who meet the entry requirements will be invited to interview.

Interviews will take place online via Teams.

Further information will be forwarded to candidates invited to interview to enable them to prepare for the interview.

International candidates

You’ll need the right to study in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:

  • are an Irish citizen
  • have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (you may still be able to apply)
  • have indefinite leave to remain in the UK

If you do not already have the right to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa. The main visa for fee-paying courses (those that you have to pay for) is the Student visa.

To apply for a Student visa, you’ll need to be sponsored by your training provider.

Sponsorship is not available for this course.

If you need a visa, filter your course search to find courses with visa sponsorship.

Alternatively, check if you’re eligible for a different type of visa, such as a Graduate or Family visa, that allows you to train to be a teacher without being sponsored.

Find out more about training to teach in England.

International qualifications

If your qualifications come from a non-UK institution, we may want to see a ‘statement of comparability’ from UK ENIC. This will show us how they compare to UK qualifications.

You can call Get Into Teaching on 0800 389 2500 for:

  • guidance on the UK equivalents of your qualifications
  • a free statement of comparability once you’ve submitted your application (if we ask you for this)

Training with disabilities and other needs

Lincroft Academy and The Pilgrim Partnertship is committed to the employment and career development of disabled people.

What do we mean by disability? The Disability Discrimination Act, 1995 defines a disabled person as someone who has a physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial and adverse long-term effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.

We have been successful in working with trainees who have either a physical or mental impairment to become effective classroom practitioners.

Contact this training provider

Email
info@pilgrimpartnership.org
Telephone
01234 907896
Website
http://www.pilgrimpartnership.org
Address
The Pilgrim Partnership, Sharnbrook Academy, Odell Road
Sharnbrook
Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK44 1JL

Support and advice

You can speak to a teacher training adviser for free, dedicated advice. They are all experienced teachers who can give you one-to-one support with your application. They can also help you get school experience, and find events where you can speak to training providers and teachers.

Call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or chat online Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).

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